Queensland Guineas

The Queensland Guineas is a mile feature for three-year-olds run during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2022 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Character
  • 2nd: #4 Dark Destroyer
  • 3rd: #12 Ashgrove



The Group 2 Queensland Guineas is a 1600m event for all three year old horses and is worth $350,000 in prize money.

Previously held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in early June, the event was cancelled in 2020 due COVID-19 and then moved to its own feature race day in early May for 2021 and late April in 2022.

The mile event is a set weights race and now serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Queensland Guineas Day now features two Group 2 events with the other feature on the card being the Group 2 Victory Stakes for Stradbroke Handicap types.

The Queensland Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old middle distance gallopers coming off potential lead-up runs from the autumn in Sydney.

A number of times in recent years the Queensland Guineas has been held at Doomben Racecourse due to ongoing track issues at Eagle Farm.

The Queensland Guineas also now offers a ballot exemption to the winner into the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) run at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The form of the 2021 Queensland Guineas was franked with the winner Private Eye going on to dominate in the spring later that year including winning Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).

The Queensland Guineas 2022 ran on Saturday April 30, 2022 and was won by the now Queensland Derby-bound Character for Godolphin. 

2022 Queensland Guineas
Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse 
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $350,000

2022 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Character ($6)
  • 2nd: #4 Dark Destroyer
  • 3rd: #12 Ashgrove

Click here to read more on the strong win by the James Cummings-trained Character in the 2022 Queensland Guineas results.

2022 Queensland Guineas Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 CHARACTER James Cummings James Orman 1 57kg $6
2 4 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Sam Weatherley 0.75L 4 57kg $18
3 12 ASHGROVE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 3L 6 57kg $10
4 1 COASTWATCH Chris Waller Jim Byrne 3.1L 8 57kg $5.50
5 5 CAPE BRETON Chris Waller Luke Dittman 3.3L 7 57kg $18
6 7 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 4.05L 10 57kg $21
7 8 MENAZZI Stuart Kendrick Ms Tiffani Brooker 4.15L 12 57kg $26
8 15 FESTIVAL DANCER Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 4.35L 13 55kg $7
9 13 ANTONIO GIOVANNI Chris Waller Ms Samantha Collett 4.85L 11 57kg $26
10 6 RED WAVE Tony & Maddysen Sears Andrew Mallyon 4.95L 5 57kg $17
11 3 BEND THE KNEE John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 5.05L 2 57kg $4.40F
12 16 SEA RIPPLE Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 5.55L 3 55kg $26
13 14 KIPLING’S JOURNEY Peter & Will Hulbert Ryan Wiggins 5.95L 14 57kg $151
14 9 WHITEWATER David Vandyke Boris Thornton 6.25L 9 57kg $26
11 THREE WISE MEN Edward Cummings 0
10 GREEN BELT (USA) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jim Byrne 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Queensland Guineas Betting Odds

The season’s best Queensland Guineas 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 mile feature will be available below the week of the race.

2022 Queensland Guineas Field

The Queensland Guineas field draws a strong line-up of winter three-year-olds from both local Brisbane stables as well as interstate raiders chasing the riches on offer in the sunshine state. It is a race for gallopers heading towards a step-up in distance for the Group 1 Queensland Derby held, which it was previously on the same day as up until 2021.

The official Queensland Guineas 2022 field and barriers are announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2022 Queensland Guineas final field features a quality line-up of three-year-olds including the rails-drawn favourite Character for the Godolphin stable.

  • Scratched: #10 Green Belt (13); #11 Three Wise Men (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 521324×177 COASTWATCH Chris Waller Jim Byrne (late alt) 9 57kg 92
2 41428×1310 CHARACTER James Cummings James Orman 1 57kg 89
3 3x12150x53 BEND THE KNEE John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 78
4 313511×7 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Sam Weatherley 4 57kg 85
5 110x07x154 CAPE BRETON Chris Waller Luke Dittman 7 57kg 74
6 1223×77132 RED WAVE Tony & Maddysen Sears Andrew Mallyon 5 57kg 66
7 86123×161 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 11 57kg 72
8 x3154x1123 MENAZZI Stuart Kendrick Ms Tiffani Brooker 14 57kg 70
9 2124×1 WHITEWATER David Vandyke Boris Thornton 10 57kg 67
10 11×2 GREEN BELT (USA) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jim Byrne 13 57kg 72.5
11 739x17x886 THREE WISE MEN Edward Cummings 8 57kg 63
12 3313×5 ASHGROVE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 6 57kg 65
13 26270×1 ANTONIO GIOVANNI Chris Waller Ms Samantha Collett 12 57kg 62
14 5146×33 KIPLING’S JOURNEY Peter & Will Hulbert Ryan Wiggins 16 57kg 59
15 42311113×4 FESTIVAL DANCER Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 15 55kg 79
16 13×2 SEA RIPPLE Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 3 55kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Queensland Guineas Nominations

The Queensland Guineas 2022 nominations are out the Monday leading-up to race day.

The 2022 Queensland Guineas nominations attracted 18 three-year-olds led in all-in betting by progressive colt Green Belt.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 26270×1 ANTONIO GIOVANNI C 3 Chris Waller 62
2 3313×5 ASHGROVE C 3 Tony Gollan 65
3 3x12150x53 BEND THE KNEE C 3 John O’Shea 78
4 110x07x154 CAPE BRETON G 3 Chris Waller 74
5 41428×1310 CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings 89
6 521324×177 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller
7 313511×7 DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 85
8 1x227x3 DYNASTIES F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 68
9 42311113×4 FESTIVAL DANCER F 3 Matthew Smith 79
10 11×2 GREEN BELT (USA) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 72.5
11 5146×33 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 59
12 x3154x1123 MENAZZI G 3 Stuart Kendrick 70
13 1223×77132 RED WAVE G 3 Tony & Maddysen Sears 66
14 13×2 SEA RIPPLE F 3 Chris Munce 61
15 86123×161 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 3 Chris Munce 72
16 4×7412143 SWORD POINT C 3 Chris Waller 78
17 739x17x886 THREE WISE MEN G 3 Edward Cummings 63
18 2124×1 WHITEWATER G 3 David Vandyke 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Queensland Guineas History

First raced in 1896 and won by College Cap, the Queensland Guineas was originally an 8 Furlong Principal race until 1973 when it was changed to 1600m. Shortly after in 1979 the race was elevated to Group 3 status until 1988 when it was once again raised to Group Two status. The Queensland Guineas was not held from 1942 to 1945, 1983 or in 1996. The fastest winning time since 1988 was recorded by Sizzling in 2013 with 1 minute 24.3 seconds while the slowest time was 1 minute 43.8 seconds by Insecure in 1998.

In 2013 the Queensland Guineas moved race days, from Stradbroke Handicap Day to Queensland Oaks Day. The race distance was also changed from 1600m to 1400m. For 2017 the Queensland Guineas was contested over 1600m at Doomben Racecourse with the state of the Eagle Farm track deemed unsuitable for racing earlier in the carnival.

The 2020 Queensland Guineas was cancelled due to COVID-19 and moved forward on the winter carnival schedule from 2021.

Queensland Guineas Results

Queensland Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Queensland Guineas
1st Character 1 minute 35.80 seconds
2nd Dark Destroyer
3rd Ashgrove
2021
Queensland Guineas
1st Private Eye 1 minute 37.60 seconds
2nd Apache Chase
3rd Kukeracha
2020
Queensland Guineas
Race Not Run (Due to COVID-19)
1st
2nd
3rd
2019
Queensland Guineas
1st Kolding 1 minute 35.38 seconds
2nd Baccarat Baby
3rd Pohutukawa
2018
Queensland Guineas
1st Sambro 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Seaway
3rd Magnufighter
2017
Queensland Guineas
1st Salsonic 1 minute 34.85 seconds
2nd Volpino
3rd Niccanova
2016
Queensland Guineas
1st Tsaritsa 1 minute 34.13 seconds
2nd Denmagic
3rd Sold For Song
2015
Queensland Guineas
1st Jabali 1 minute 34.61 seconds
2nd Bachman
3rd Merion
2014
Queensland Guineas
1st Sir Moments 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Liberty’s Choice
3rd Ryker
2013
Queensland Guineas
1st Sizzling 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Dances On Stars
3rd Lucky Hussler
2012
Queensland Guineas
1st Pear Tart 1 minute 26.1 seconds
2nd Free Wheeling
3rd Stradon
2011
Queensland Guineas
1st Torio’s Quest 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Spot The Rock
2010
Queensland Guineas
1st Rothesay 1 minute 33.7 seconds
2nd Launay
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009
Queensland Guineas
1st Express Air 1 minute 39.8 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd La Etoile
2008
Queensland Guineas
1st Turffontein 1 minute 40.4 seconds
2nd Royal Discretion
3rd Pepperwood
2007
Queensland Guineas
1st Sequential Charm 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd J Adane
3rd Danleigh
2006
Queensland Guineas
1st Nova Star 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Funlove
2005
Queensland Guineas
1st Saxon 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Hit The Road
3rd Special Times
2004
Queensland Guineas
1st Winning Belle 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Toulouse Lautrec
3rd Little Punc
2003
Queensland Guineas
1st True Glo 1 minute 33.3 seconds
2nd Sportsman
3rd King Of Them All
2002
Queensland Guineas
1st Regent Street 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Galroof
3rd Deuxienne
2001
Queensland Guineas
1st Heroism 1 minute 34.3 seconds
2nd Yoruba
3rd Pimpala Player
2000
Queensland Guineas
1st Magnifier 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Fairway
3rd Make Mine Magic

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